La « nation » dans le programme québécois d’Histoire et éducation à la citoyenneté : une analyse lexicométrique

  • Daniel Moreau Université de Sherbrooke
  • Jonathan Smith Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a lexicometrical analysis of the content of the History and Citizenship Education program implemented in Quebec from 2006 until 2017, in order to shed light on the heated debates that went on during these years. Various actors strongly criticized this program for its avoidance of conflictual social and national events that have characterized the historical trajectory of Quebecois society. However,
other actors underlined the visibility given to minority groups such as native people and English settlers who contributed to Quebec’s history. Some authors also pointed out the importance of history education in the formation of critical citizens. Our purpose is to identify the prominent components of this program through its structural features. Those components indicate some allusions to conflictual events of a political nature, but also an instrumental conception of the competence-based approach. The results allow us to put  the criticisms of this educational program into perspective, and measure their validity in light of the lexical structure of the program.

Author Biographies

Daniel Moreau, Université de Sherbrooke

Daniel Moreau est enseignant de formation et détient un doctorat en éducation de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Il est professeur régulier au Département d’éducation de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Ses recherches en didactique professionnelle de l’enseignement portent principalement sur la formation à l’enseignement en contexte de stage et le sentiment d’efficacité personnelle enseignant. Daniel.Moreau@uqat.ca

Daniel Moreau is a former high school teacher who completed his Ph.D. at University of Sherbrooke. He is currently regular professor at the Department of Education of the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue. His research interests lie in the didactics of professional development in teacher education, especially in the context of practicum and the development of teacher self-efficacy. Daniel.Moreau@uqat.ca
Jonathan Smith, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

JONATHAN SMITH possède un baccalauréat en enseignement en adaptation scolaire, ainsi qu’une maîtrise et un doctorat en psychopédagogie de l’Université de Montréal. Il est professeur régulier au Département d’éducation de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue et ses travaux de recherche ont pour objet principal la motivation à apprendre. Jonathan.Smith@uqat.ca

JONATHAN SMITH completed a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, as well as a master’s degree and a doctorate in Educational Psychology at University of Montreal. He is currently regular professor at the Department of Education of the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and his research activities focus mainly on motivation to learn. Jonathan.Smith@uqat.ca
Published
2018-09-23
How to Cite
Moreau, D., & Smith, J. (2018). La « nation » dans le programme québécois d’Histoire et éducation à la citoyenneté : une analyse lexicométrique. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 41(3), 890-916. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/3377